Rabbi Arthur Green to Deliver Lewis Memorial Lecture
Rabbi Arthur Green is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent authorities on Jewish thought and spirituality and a nationally renowned speaker, author, and teacher of Torah. He will be speaking at The Temple during Sabbath evening services on Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m. on “A Contemporary Jewish Spirituality.”
Rabbi Green will also be teaching a special Scholar-in-Residence Torah Study session in The Temple’s Fishman Library on Saturday morning, May 18, at 9 a.m.
Thanks to the generosity of the Martin & Ginger Lewis Lecture Fund, both programs are free and open to the public.
Rabbi Green was a beloved professor at Brandeis University, after which he served as the Dean of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia. He is now Rector of the Rabbinical Program at Hebrew College in Boston.
His many writings include: Radical Judaism: Rethinking God & Tradition (2010), Seek My Face: A Jewish Mystical Theology (2003), and Your Word is Fire: The Hasidic Masters on Contemplative Prayer (1993). His talks, his lessons, and his lectures are spiritual experiences in themselves.
This is Rabbi Green’s first visit to Louisville. He is traveling here in conjunction with the Center for Interfaith Relations Festival of Faiths, welcoming His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Louisville with an interfaith gathering on the theme of Compassion.
Rabbi Green will speak at the Festival on Friday, May 17, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Galt House. His talk for the Festival is “Sacred Silence.” Reservations are required and there is a $10 fee for this public lecture. Contact the Festival of Faiths for tickets and details at http://festivaloffaiths.org.